Islamic State group claims Jolo church bombing — SITE
MANILA, Philippines – The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for a double bomb attack on a Catholic church on a southern Philippine island that killed at least 18 people, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities.
IS issued a formal communique claiming two suicide bombers had detonated explosive belts Sunday inside the church and its car park on Jolo — a stronghold of Islamist militants in the Catholic-majority nation. /cbb
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